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Woman appeals sentence in Oklahoma robbery which resulted in daughter's death

VAN BUREN, Ark. — A Van Buren woman convicted in the shooting death of her 1-year-old daughter has appealed her conviction and 15-year prison sentence.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: August 7, 2012
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VAN BUREN, Ark. — A Van Buren woman convicted in the shooting death of her 1-year-old daughter has appealed her conviction and 15-year prison sentence.

A local newspaper reports that Heather Jones filed the appeal last week. The 21-year-old was convicted of second-degree murder in the March 1, 2010, death of Elaine Faith Keene.

Prosecutors say Jones drove two men to a home in Roland, Okla., as part of a robbery. Elaine was strapped in her car seat and struck by a bullet fired by Devin Jeremiah.

Jeremiah was convicted of shooting with intent to kill and sentenced to eight years in prison.

Oklahoma law says those involved in the commission of a felony during which someone dies can be charged with murder — even if they did not personally commit it.

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